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pas49ras
03-22-2007, 11:49 AM
Here's a shot taken at Watkins Glen,N.Y.

cwat212
03-22-2007, 11:59 AM
Beautiful shots!!

Can't wait to get up to the hills in North Carolina this summer. :)

Yomny
03-24-2007, 08:25 PM
Guys would you mind posting up the exif data along with these great pics so some of us could learn, atleast the shutter speed and aperture. Thank you so much!!

Phill D
03-25-2007, 01:33 AM
Here are a couple of waterfall shots where the light wasn't wonderfull & I had no tripod or ND filters to get the slow speed type shot. So I went for a higher speed to try & capture the force of the falls. Not as pretty as the dreamy slow ones but it tells a story on a cold day. Waterfall was a few miles from Langdon Beck in the UK. Camera got sprayed a bit with the first one.

Phill D
03-25-2007, 01:36 AM
I like the litchens on the rocks in this one too. No PP on either so they could probably do with a little tweaking.

Gordon D
03-25-2007, 03:44 AM
Some great pictures on this thread guys!


Guys would you mind posting up the exif data along with these great pics so some of us could learn, atleast the shutter speed and aperture. Thank you so much!!



If you use firefox there's a handy extension from here that will let you view the exif data just by right clicking: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3905

scupking
03-26-2007, 09:11 PM
Took these last week at Animal Kingdom in Orlando Florida.

Without the ND8 filter
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Picture050.jpg

With the ND8 filter
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Picture053.jpg

ung
04-02-2007, 04:05 AM
Here are a couple of waterfall photos which I took last weekend during a Photograhic outting. I am new to photography. Any comments are appreciated.

Honest Gaza
04-02-2007, 05:19 AM
Hmmmm....Valley of the Waterfalls if I'm not mistaken :D

wnc
06-23-2007, 05:38 PM
Alot of amazing photos in this thread!

Im still learning how to shoot waterfalls. Suggestions are welcome

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb153/woodland_photographer/halod-waterfall.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb153/woodland_photographer/large-or-small.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb153/woodland_photographer/Supersmoothwater.jpg

AdamW
06-23-2007, 08:05 PM
photo_noob1, nice start! I find the most useful thing to aid waterfall photography is a circular polarizer filter. This does two things. First, it greatly reduces reflections--from wet rocks & leaves, surface of the water, etc.--which often end up as blown highlights. Second, it acts as a neutral density filter--essentially a plain darkening filter--which reduces the light entering the lens and thus allows you to take pictures with a longer exposure, giving you that oft-desired blurring of the water (like you have in your second picture.) Oh, and since you want longer exposure times, a tripod or other camera support is needed.

Hey!! My 500th post!!:D:eek::p

toriaj
06-26-2007, 12:14 AM
I agree with all Adam said ... a CP is on my wish list :D but it looks like you've already discovered my favorite waterfall tip, shoot after sundown! Gives you a lot more "play" with the shutter speed without overexposure. You're off to a great start.

mumbles420
06-28-2007, 01:53 AM
Some great pictures on this thread guys!


If you use firefox there's a handy extension from here that will let you view the exif data just by right clicking: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3905

That's theeeee best plug-in EVER for FireFox. Thanks a bunch.

ae86gtv16
07-01-2007, 02:43 PM
Taken yesterday - (man made falls) :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/apex4ag/Nikon%20D50%20Images/Black%20and%20White/DSC_4654.jpg

abhinav
07-09-2007, 11:29 AM
I guess it qualifies as a Waterfall!
Skykomish River, WA

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1252/756546948_af77cc2ca5.jpg

Bynx
07-09-2007, 11:44 AM
AE I took your waterfall pic and gave a bit more detail and brightened it up.

ae86gtv16
07-09-2007, 11:49 AM
nice Bynx! looks great, thanks! :D

Geoff Chandler
08-05-2007, 06:27 AM
Wandering around the hills and woods in the Summerset
area with friends - I stopped to take this in a woody area...

Geoff Chandler
08-05-2007, 06:31 AM
~ also this, closer view and slower exposure: -
D80/13th sec/F8/ISO125/-0.7EV

toriaj
08-05-2007, 07:40 PM
Nice shots, Geoff. I also liked your heather flowers.
I like the first one here best -- I wonder how it would look with a longer exposure. Do you have any?

wnc
08-17-2007, 01:33 PM
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb153/woodland_photographer/IMG_6555.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb153/woodland_photographer/IMG_6573.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb153/woodland_photographer/IMG_6591.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb153/woodland_photographer/IMG_6594.jpg

I can't figure our which white balance I should use :confused: suggestions?

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb153/woodland_photographer/IMG_6713.jpg


I find the most useful thing to aid waterfall photography is a circular polarizer filter

Ok thanks. Is there one you can recommend for my S3? I might try and get one off ebay sometime. Also what size should I get if I get one?

Bynx
08-17-2007, 02:15 PM
I played with color balance a little with your second picture.

Prospero
08-17-2007, 04:44 PM
Photonoob, the first picture looks best on my screen. I think the best setting to use in this case is the shade, or if that makes the picture look to orange, the cloudy preset.

As to the polarizer for the S3, from what I have heard you do not need a circular one, because the S3 can focus with a linear one. Since that is the case, I would pick a linear polarizer, because it is stronger and cheaper. Perhaps you can ask the question on the Canon board, they might know more there.

Hope this helps.

pas49ras
09-02-2007, 03:55 PM
Small's Falls from the footbridge across the Sandy River,a few miles north of Madrid Maine

photodawg
10-01-2007, 12:37 AM
friends pool

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/dragginmazda/DSC_0477.jpg

Spookonthe8ball
05-14-2008, 06:50 PM
I had some quick snaps from this past weekend so I thought this thread needed a bump up from last October :D There are some nice pics in this thread.
On my way to Ardmore Oklahoma, near Davis. Sorry for the hand held 1/50 and 1/40. I know better and next time I'll bring my tripod.
Spook

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btuner
05-14-2008, 11:15 PM
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb153/woodland_photographer/IMG_6555.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb153/woodland_photographer/IMG_6573.jpg



Looking glass falls! we have a house in hendersonville like 20mins from there!

btuner
05-14-2008, 11:18 PM
looking glass falls
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2228/1730510985_837de9012c_o.jpg

btuner
05-14-2008, 11:21 PM
Triple falls, Dupont state forest NC
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2493457155_7a0b3ed63f_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-15-2008, 12:18 AM
What beautiful images on this thread, thanks for resurrecting it.

Pas49, Doug have you thought of adjusting your image to increase the contrast for example in curves in photoshop? It's a lovelly image and might be worth investing a little post processing.

K1W1
05-16-2008, 02:39 AM
Not all waterfalls are huge. :D

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/106/256246090_f9e9a96ba1_b.jpg

Tremelle
05-17-2008, 12:50 AM
A man made waterfall at the Dallas World Aquarium.

http://www.sykesweb.com/photography/dwaother/20080108_10.JPG

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-20-2008, 03:57 AM
Bushwalking last weekend. Loving the rain after the drought. Handheld so please excuse the slight blur.

TDN169
05-23-2008, 03:03 PM
I always find waterfalls so difficult to capture- looks like some people did it pretty well here

zmikers
05-31-2008, 08:43 AM
Took this one this morning while walking my dog.

TDN169
06-06-2008, 05:28 PM
Here's one of a waterfall in the tropical biome:
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kardinal
06-07-2008, 01:34 AM
zmikers, thats a great shot.

zmikers
06-07-2008, 05:03 AM
zmikers, thats a great shot.

Cheers for the kind words. I'm glad you like it:)

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-08-2008, 01:51 AM
Zmikers, one for the wall mate. Love the compostion with the foreground rocks leading the eye into the image.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-08-2008, 02:14 AM
A man made waterfall at the Dallas World Aquarium.


You haven't specified if you like C&C. If you've got a thick skin and want to improve as much as possible it can be useful. I hope I'm not out of place giving you some. I like your image but it could be improved.

I like the vine leading your eye from the left into the image (I personally like leading line photographs).
I like the falling water and the suggestion of motion by having some motion blur on it like you've done.
I'd love to see it a little darker though. The image imho looks a little overexposed. I don't know what software you've got but even if it's not right in camera you can often adjust the exposure a bit after the fact using either "levels" or "curves" in photoshop, lightroom, elements or paint shop etc. If you have the ability in camera to check that all the image data fits on the histogram is obviously best if possible.

SpecialK
06-13-2008, 08:02 PM
On the outskirts of Palm Springs (in the desert), this slimey green streak was all that was left of Tahquitz Falls at this time of year (end of November)...
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rickalm2000
06-15-2008, 01:38 PM
Well I haven't seen too much of Niagara Falls in this thread and all I have seen has been in the daytime. So I thought I would add some night time shots of the falls. This was my first time to the falls, and my first time shooting a waterfall of any sort. Hope you enjoy!

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l34/xtiguy/76867915.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l34/xtiguy/90d1fd34.jpg

btuner
06-15-2008, 01:54 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3262/2568054999_4a9c297b6c_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-16-2008, 02:29 AM
thanks for posting Rick, I've never seen that as an adult in the flesh so to be able to see it vicariously on the net is great

toriaj
07-20-2008, 10:40 PM
This is the Popo Agie falls in Sinks Canyon State Park near Lander, Wyoming.
I used a polarizer fader to darken the scene a little, but having the waterfall in the shade makes the most difference toward being able to use a slow shutter speed. I really underexposed these waterfall shots because I used the blinking highlights feature. Many of my shots were about 2 stops underexposed (including this one) and I brought them up in PP. I think I'll try using the histogram instead. I haven't decided whether to clone out the bright red trees on the left. They're caused by the setting sun just hitting the branches.

18 mm, 1/2 sec., f/16, ISO 200
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If you're interested, you can see another view here (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showpost.php?p=317701&postcount=6170), and other falls on the same river here (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showpost.php?p=317301&postcount=6129).

TheWengler
07-20-2008, 11:45 PM
I think I like the other view better. In this one you have some blur in the bushes and trees. Was it windy? When you underexpose a picture like that then push it back up in PS you hurt image quality. I understand why you did it, but I think a little blow out is fine as long as you still have some detail. Like in the "other view" you have more blow out, but you still got the movement of the water and I think the overall image looks much better. That scene is very nice though as are the compositions. I'm putting Wyoming on my list of places to see. :D

toriaj
07-21-2008, 12:02 AM
Thanks for your comments, Lukas. You really should come on up here!
There actually isn't any motion blur, the shot is pretty sharp at 100%. I did some sharpening in PP but it doesn't seem to show up well once I upload the file here. Where do you notice the loss of image quality? Maybe I could do something to help that area.

Here's a couple of 100% crops, you can see the loss of detail due to the processing, visible at this size.
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TheWengler
07-21-2008, 02:47 AM
Well the IQ/underexposure thing was just generally speaking. Mostly increased noise. As for blur, the bright green leaves in the center of the image seem to run together. I think that's what the 2nd 100% crop was of though. I'm not sure what it is. The water looks good, but the rest of the image doesn't jump out like the other one does.

This other one is great though. I was going to say you should have yelled at that guy to get behind that tree, but then I saw that you said it was your husband. If that's the case, then you definitely should have told him to get behind a tree! :p Just kidding.

toriaj
07-21-2008, 07:24 AM
lol, it was a long way to yell! He was there waving at me to take his picture for a while before I saw him, I have lots of pics of him waving :) I think I do have some shots of it before he came up there, but I liked having him in for scale. I'll check it out and see if I have any before he got there.

Phill D
08-30-2008, 02:12 AM
Here are a few snapshots of Niagara falls from our recent visit. 39288

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Phill D
08-30-2008, 02:30 AM
Evening to night
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SANJU
08-30-2008, 05:52 AM
very beautiful pictures phill...where is this? niagra falls..

nic08
08-30-2008, 10:10 AM
Nice shot there Geoff, I like also D. Thompson's pic... you guys really have perfect imaginations..

TheWengler
08-30-2008, 10:48 AM
Yeah, very nice Phill. How wet did your camera get?

Phill D
08-31-2008, 02:23 AM
Thanks guys.
Yes Sanju it is Niagara Falls. Wengler yes we did get very wet & I didn't take my new E510 on the Maid of the Mist, the boat shots were long range ones from the pavement above on the Canadian side. The others were with my TZ1which I did take on the boat and was very careful with. They give you blue raincoats to wear with large hoods so I kept the camera under the hood & shot with the hood as a rain cover. Problem was the camera doesn't have a viewfinder & it was too close for me to see anything clearly on the lcd so I just took pot luck with the blurry mess I could see on the screen. Unfortunately holding the camera that way mean't the water ran down my sleeve & my right side got all wet. The camera on the other hand was fine. Overall it was a great experience we all loved it & the sun soon dried me off. These extra shots are not the best of the falls but they do show how wet it was as we passed the Canadian part of the falls.
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toriaj
08-31-2008, 01:01 PM
Here are a few snapshots of Niagara falls from our recent visit. 39288


Your first post of Niagara has to be one of the best pics of Niagara I've ever seen. I love the colors and lines that you captured.

rickalm2000
08-31-2008, 10:53 PM
Beautiful shots of the falls Phill!! Unfortunately the only chance in my life to go to the falls was a overcast, rainy day. It cleared up a bit that night and thats when I got the few shots i posted but no blue skies like you had!! One day ill go again but it'll probably be quite a few years from now.:(

Phill D
09-01-2008, 12:21 AM
Aw gee praise indeed thanks it's much appreciated, I'll be off to work with a big grin now you just made my day. Yes we were very lucky with the weather it had been cloudy & wet for days before we arrived. We were only there two nights & more storms came in the day we were leaving so we got stranded in Buffalo overnight. I've got a few more shots where I was playing with my new polariser to enhance the rainbow. I'll post them when I get them sorted out.

Steve_W_1962
09-01-2008, 12:01 PM
Some fantastic shots there Phill, I'm looking forward to seeing some more from you :)
Sounds like you had a very busy time in the States;)

wnc
09-01-2008, 02:12 PM
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb153/woodland_photographer/IMG_0383.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb153/woodland_photographer/IMG_0414.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb153/woodland_photographer/IMG_0429.jpg

pas49ras
09-02-2008, 02:50 PM
This is a small park in the Rochester area with 3 small but picturesque waterfalls..

Phill D
09-03-2008, 04:41 AM
Lovely waterfall shots Doug. It just goes to show that it doesn't have to be big to be beautiful.
On the other end of the scale though here is a panorama I took of Niagara. This is the view from our hotel window. Hope I shrunk it enough to fit here.
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pas49ras
09-03-2008, 06:04 AM
Phill..that a great pano of the falls..what hotel did you stay in? Living 1 hour east of the falls I have been there many times but you really have captured them nicely. Hope you enjoyed you visit.

Phill D
09-04-2008, 01:59 PM
Yes we really enjoyed it thanks. Only had a short time & no car so didn't get to explore too far away. I'll post a few rainbows when I get round to sorting the rest of the shots out.

SpecialK
09-13-2008, 10:13 PM
Nojoqui Falls at the end of dry August. It's the thin white line :-)
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DonSchap
09-13-2008, 10:26 PM
I did these 2 "Waterfall" HDRs, using the new version (4) of camera software for the SONY α700, which extends its bracketing function to a full +/- 2EV.

They are taken at the Chicago Botanical Gardens, in the "Waterfall Garden"


Upper-Level

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Lake Level

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pas49ras
10-13-2008, 02:21 PM
Took a quick run down to Stony Brook S.P. to look at the fall foliage and the waterfalls in the park.

toriaj
10-13-2008, 05:25 PM
I like #2 a lot, especially the curve at lower left and the purple reflections in the falls. Looks like a great place.

01514
10-13-2008, 05:37 PM
heres my try :)

Phill D
11-20-2008, 11:52 PM
I agree with Toriaj, Doug no2 is lovely. I must try for the milky water shot sometime. Maybe a new tripod is the answer for a Christmas present;).
In the meantime back to Niagara. Doug we stayed at the Sheraton on the Falls as it was one of the few with a view of both falls & had windows that open. My tip is ask for a high floor (14 or above I think is best and at the front so you get the panorama view I posted before).
Here is the rainbow I promissed
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and the American falls
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plus a bit closer to get rid of the blown highlights.
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Phill D
11-21-2008, 12:03 AM
Doug just noticed you said you only live 1 hour from the falls. The Sheraton has a nice restaraunt overlooking the panoramic view I posted a couple of floors below the room we had. I think there is a small balcony that you can go out on to to shoot photos so you don't have to stay at the hotel. Mind you the restaraunt prices are not cheap so I'd save it for a special occasion.

pas49ras
12-01-2008, 03:01 PM
Thanks for the information Phil...I have been there many times but always go right to the falls to get my pictures, I like the ones you took from above. Maybe a mid-winter trip is in store. Here's a picture of Honeoye Falls with the 1855 built saw mill in the background. The saw mill itself was lost in a fire many years ago but the new building was built on the original foundation and the bright red color keeping form with the original building

wnc
12-03-2008, 10:01 PM
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb153/woodland_photographer/IMG_0896s.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb153/woodland_photographer/IMG_0887s.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb153/woodland_photographer/IMG_0901s.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-04-2008, 01:40 AM
Not trying to be offensive Doug but I think that last shot is a touch over exposed (but it could be my monitor or just me). Have you tried darkening it a touch to bring out the red and green? I can sometimes greatly reduce flare by adjusting curves. You've taken a lovelly shot there.

Interesting falls WNC, nice shots are those icicles I see in the last one?

pas49ras
12-04-2008, 04:32 AM
No offence taken DPR...it was a problematic shot at best because of the sun angle,shadows and areas of the picture in the full sun. I played around with it to try and bring out the best look to my eye. Like you say, it will look different on every monitor and thanks for the comments.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-04-2008, 08:45 PM
It still looks good on mine as is.

I was just trying to politely make a suggestion. Glad you didn't take offence.

GoneTomorrow
12-04-2008, 08:51 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/GoneTomorrow/PMPHDR.jpg

mellinger
12-09-2008, 07:19 PM
Hey Guys,

I'm new to the forums, but saw this thread and thought I'd post 2 of my favorite small waterfall shots. These were both taken with a canon S3IS. I did a bit of post-processing.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3011/2986054662_8b4c57b91d_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3019/3041011526_4c13f55b39_b.jpg

Hope you enjoy them. They were both shot in South Korea at one of the National Parks Here.

-Mike

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-10-2008, 02:05 AM
Nice shots Mike and welcome to the forum. I like no 2 with the patters in the water flow and all that interesting moss.

K1W1
12-13-2008, 11:43 PM
Sherbrooke Falls

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/3106010023_d6886d44bf_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-14-2008, 04:32 AM
Made some mistakes but still like this one.

GoneTomorrow
12-21-2008, 04:55 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/GoneTomorrow/IMG_5246.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/GoneTomorrow/IMG_5253.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/GoneTomorrow/IMG_5258.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-22-2008, 06:18 AM
Gone, I really like all 3.
I guess 2's my fav as it still has the definition in the water (a matter of taste I know). I like the H2O travelling through the frame two.

GoneTomorrow
12-22-2008, 10:16 AM
Thanks Robert, I like yours as well - especially how the water "streaks" in the front there - that is water right? And what mistakes did you think you made? My eye does not discern. I see that you had to shrink the aperture all the way to f/22 to get that shutter speed. You should use an ND filter, makes it much easier!

Yeah, I wasn't in love with my third shot either, didn't look so good zoomed in.

Kushnirenko
03-17-2009, 04:01 PM
Kharkiv, Ukraine. Fuji FinePix S9500. Mar 2009
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3596/3363985492_6b643cba79.jpg?v=0 (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3596/3363985492_04b9e63dc6_o.jpg)

TheObiJuan
03-17-2009, 05:54 PM
I'm not a fan of the "shooting down" from a normal height perspective.
I would have loved to see a shot of this image with a 2 stop neutral density filter, a wide angle lens perspective, and real low to the ground.
There is so much character in that canal.

eddie haskell
03-17-2009, 07:30 PM
I have some.....

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm288/eddy-haskell/falls-1.jpg


http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm288/eddy-haskell/falls.jpg


http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm288/eddy-haskell/falls-2.jpg

raven15
03-17-2009, 11:21 PM
I should spend more time in the galleries section I think. I really like the third shot from both Eddie and Gone Tomorrow (a long time ago).

Eddie, I think the first two are not as strong because they do not fill the frame and the vegetation blocks the view of the water and breaks it up. The last one has an unbroken view, fills the frame, and has a general triangle shape, which creates a strong composition. It is very good.

dig-it-al
03-20-2009, 08:57 PM
Here are 2 shots, in B&W, of a man-made waterfall that I visit every so often in a nearby park at different times in the day.
I get treated to changing light conditions.

GoneTomorrow
03-30-2009, 06:01 PM
These are very small waterfalls, but were flowing rapidly after a week of rain. It was very bright out, making me realize that my .9 ND filter isn't dark enough. Nevertheless, did the best I could with these:

1.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/GoneTomorrow/gimp3.jpg

2.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/GoneTomorrow/gimp.jpg

3.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/GoneTomorrow/gimp2.jpg

GoneTomorrow
04-01-2009, 07:25 PM
Anglin Falls, Berea, KY:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/GoneTomorrow/6680_pm_eb_si.jpg

GoneTomorrow
05-10-2009, 09:42 PM
Thought I'd bump this thread with some recent shots of waterfalls after two weeks of on and off rain:
1.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/GoneTomorrow/IMG_7753_.jpg

2.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/GoneTomorrow/IMG_7738_.jpg

3.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/GoneTomorrow/IMG_7772_.jpg

4.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/GoneTomorrow/IMG_7744_.jpg

5.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/GoneTomorrow/IMG_7801_.jpg

kgosden
05-10-2009, 10:25 PM
Thought I would pull out a few from 2003 and my C3030-Z. That June we hiked down to Havasu Falls probably one of the most famous swimming holes in the USA. Definitely as beautiful as all the all those great magazine and calendar shots make it out to be. Certainly better than I could capture on my little Olympus. The first shot is from the top of Havasu Falls looking down. The second is of the falls from the trail to the base. The third is further downstream below Mooney Falls which is much higher, but less picturesque.

AdamW
05-10-2009, 10:27 PM
GoneTomorrow, those colors in #3 are great!

GoneTomorrow
05-10-2009, 10:34 PM
Thought I would pull out a few from 2003 and my C3030-Z. That June we hiked down to Havasu Falls probably one of the most famous swimming holes in the USA. Definitely as beautiful as all the all those great magazine and calendar shots make it out to be. Certainly better than I could capture on my little Olympus. The first shot is from the top of Havasu Falls looking down. The second is of the falls from the trail to the base. The third is further downstream below Mooney Falls which is much higher, but less picturesque.

Wow, that place is nice! An oasis in the desert. I definitely need to go there someday.


GoneTomorrow, those colors in #3 are great!

Thanks!

kgosden
05-10-2009, 10:50 PM
GoneTomorrow, where were those last photos taken? It has been great having 'normal' rain in the southeast again. I was driving between Atlanta and Portland, TN every few months in 2007 and 2008. Always managed to try and stop at some of the falls in eastern TN, but the last year they were often just dribbles like the one below of Suter Falls in May 2007.

Havasu is a great place, but the Indian village and campgrounds are very depressing. You need to plan your trip months in advance. There is a very small lodge in the village which at least will get you a real bathroom. I imagine the flood this past Summer destroyed the travertine pools. Too bad as they had just begun to recover from flood in the early 90's that killed 13 hikers.

GoneTomorrow
05-10-2009, 11:01 PM
GoneTomorrow, where were those last photos taken? It has been great having 'normal' rain in the southeast again. I was driving between Atlanta and Portland, TN every few months in 2007 and 2008. Always managed to try and stop at some of the falls in eastern TN, but the last year they were often just dribbles like the one below of Suter Falls in May 2007.

Havasu is a great place, but the Indian village and campgrounds are very depressing. You need to plan your trip months in advance. There is a very small lodge in the village which at least will get you a real bathroom. I imagine the flood this past Summer destroyed the travertine pools. Too bad as they had just begun to recover from flood in the early 90's that killed 13 mikers.

It's at a nature sanctuary called Raven Run, Fayette Co., KY. The creek is a small tributary of the Kentucky River. There's an old ruined mill building there, a really great place.

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-11-2009, 03:31 AM
Beautiful shots Gone. 3 in particular.

GoneTomorrow
05-11-2009, 06:04 AM
Beautiful shots Gone. 3 in particular.

Thanks, I'm finally able to get decent water shots thanks to the B+W 1.8 ND filter that I got. I was using a .9, which wasn't dark enough so I had to use ridiculously narrow apertures like f/22 and up.

kgosden
05-11-2009, 08:34 AM
Thanks, I'm finally able to get decent water shots thanks to the B+W 1.8 ND filter that I got. I was using a .9, which wasn't dark enough so I had to use ridiculously narrow apertures like f/22 and up.

Makes you long for some good old slow Kodachrome 25...

GoneTomorrow
05-11-2009, 10:16 AM
Makes you long for some good old slow Kodachrome 25...

Yeah. After using apertures over f/16, I don't see their point. Shots are horribly soft at such apertures, even with a good lens. f/16, for me, seems to project a large enough DOF for most purposes.

kgosden
05-25-2009, 10:43 PM
We have had a rainy Spring in north Georgia (USA) so our falls are finally back in form. Decided to take a hike up to Raven Creek Falls. Here is a pano of one of the lower falls.

kgosden
05-28-2009, 02:19 PM
The main portion of Raven Falls is difficult to photograph as it falls about 30-40 feet deep inside a split between two 60 foot granite slabs. It is best after a good rain as it is near the head waters of the creek.

TheWengler
01-04-2010, 04:04 PM
I thought I'd bring this thread back. Gold Bluffs...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4245313523_bee93b7cd6_o.jpg

AdamW
01-04-2010, 08:05 PM
That's a nice variation, Lukas. Where's Gold Bluffs?

Elisha
01-04-2010, 08:07 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2555/4093924197_d1af73e322_b.jpg

TheWengler
01-05-2010, 12:03 AM
That's a nice variation, Lukas. Where's Gold Bluffs?

Thanks Adam. It's up north near Redwood NP. We were up there visiting my gf's family.

kgosden
01-05-2010, 08:59 PM
Elisha I think that you got the right shutter speed for that one. I am not sure if I like the color shift in the light from top to bottom.

kgosden
01-05-2010, 09:01 PM
The clouds broke for about 10 minutes during heavy snow on a hike to Vernal Falls in December.

TheWengler
01-06-2010, 12:08 PM
The clouds broke for about 10 minutes during heavy snow on a hike to Vernal Falls in December.

Vernal Falls isn't exactly raging this time of year I guess. Yosemite looks amazing in the snow though. Nice shot.

Dora Falls
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2494/4251151551_4ffdae1b35_o.jpg

kgosden
01-06-2010, 07:13 PM
Lukas, nothing is flowing very much in December. I doubt Vernal Falls would have been if it had not snowed about a week earlier followed by a few slightly warmer days.

TheWengler
01-08-2010, 01:39 AM
Lukas, nothing is flowing very much in December. I doubt Vernal Falls would have been if it had not snowed about a week earlier followed by a few slightly warmer days.

Last time I was there was an October and everything was dry. I'll have to start going during waterfall season.

Salmon Creek Falls - This one is an impressive sight. I think I read it drops about 120 ft.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4255584821_f78dfddb1d_o.jpg

kgosden
01-08-2010, 07:17 AM
Great shot Lukas. Was that a 1-2 second exposure?

TheWengler
01-08-2010, 10:52 AM
Great shot Lukas. Was that a 1-2 second exposure?

Thanks! There's plenty of water spots in the picture from standing too close. The exposure was 10 seconds (f/11, ISO 400). It was almost dark by the time I got there and I had a CPL on to remove reflections, so that slowed things down some.

kgosden
01-08-2010, 11:06 AM
Lukas,

At 10 seconds I think you need to add "one damn sturdy tripod" to your signature. Many of my Vernal Falls hike photos suffered from show flakes on and in front of the lens.

TheWengler
01-08-2010, 11:24 AM
Lukas,

At 10 seconds I think you need to add "one damn sturdy tripod" to your signature. Many of my Vernal Falls hike photos suffered from show flakes on and in front of the lens.

The drops of mist are a pain. The only solution I can think of is to go when it's lighter so I can shorten the SS. As for movement, it wasn't too bad. I'm on a tiny rock, so the flow of water wasn't hitting the tripod. For this one (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showpost.php?p=401965&postcount=29) though, two legs are in the stream. I could hear little rocks being carried by the current clanking against the tripod during the exposures. Lost a few to tripod movement, but not too bad.

TheWengler
01-10-2010, 01:18 AM
McWay Creek, Big Sur
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4261969802_a19e2ef157_o.jpg

TheWengler
01-13-2010, 01:25 AM
Trillium Falls, Redwood NP
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4271258348_7cbdaf0952_o.jpg

danwiz
01-13-2010, 01:44 AM
TheWengler: Beautiful shots, but I was disappointed when I downloaded the images and found that the metadata had been stripped out. Are these last 2 shots also about 10 seconds?

TheWengler
01-13-2010, 01:53 AM
TheWengler: Beautiful shots, but I was disappointed when I downloaded the images and found that the metadata had been stripped out. Are these last 2 shots also about 10 seconds?

Oh, sorry. "Save for Web" strips it. They're 25 and 20 seconds respectively. I include the exposure data in my Flickr posts if you're ever curious.

danwiz
01-13-2010, 05:09 PM
Thank you "TheWengler" and can you give me (us) the address of the Flickr posts please?

edit:
Sorry, I found your Flickr - forgot that I can right click on your name and find that kind of stuff.

TheWengler
01-13-2010, 05:18 PM
Thank you "TheWengler" and can you give me (us) the address of the Flickr posts please?

edit:
Sorry, I found your Flickr - forgot that I can right click on your name and find that kind of stuff.

There's a link to it in my signature at the end of all my posts too. At least there should be.

TheWengler
01-15-2010, 01:10 AM
Mill Creek Falls
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2723/4276151200_d9a81b6cc1_o.jpg

danwiz
01-15-2010, 04:58 PM
Thank you - for the additional photo and also for your reply to my previous message. Your signature was not showing up, so I went into my User Control Panel and discovered that I could select whether to show signatures or not! I was surprised that this feature could be turned off. I turned it on!

TheWengler
01-17-2010, 10:41 PM
Thank you - for the additional photo and also for your reply to my previous message. Your signature was not showing up, so I went into my User Control Panel and discovered that I could select whether to show signatures or not! I was surprised that this feature could be turned off. I turned it on!

I didn't know that either

Cataract Falls
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4284238138_3989da9e0d_o.jpg

error46146
01-21-2010, 02:40 PM
Here is the Niagara Falls as seen from both the NY and Canada side, and also on board the Maid of the Mist tour boat..

kgosden
01-21-2010, 04:19 PM
Error,

Those are generally nice shots. Niagara is definitely one of those places that needs a boat or something to give a sense of scale to the scene. The first image looks like it could almost be my local creek flowing over the 15 foot mill dam.

error46146
01-23-2010, 04:57 PM
lol thanks

devin
02-06-2010, 02:20 PM
A couple from Horsetail Falls here in Oregon:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_SE4bo-wSbmg/S23b9Seg6hI/AAAAAAAAAWQ/cOhjeNZX33s/s800/02GorgeHiking020510.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_SE4bo-wSbmg/S23cCjWgZmI/AAAAAAAAAWg/p1qjB_HqTXs/s800/09GorgeHiking020510.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_SE4bo-wSbmg/S23cCgp44dI/AAAAAAAAAWk/fZ2JWycD_6Q/s800/10GorgeHiking020510.jpg

kgosden
06-06-2010, 11:25 PM
It has been a rainy Spring in north Georgia making for a good waterfall season. This image of Helton Falls is a manual blend of a couple of exposures. The falls were in fairly bright sun and difficult to keep from clipping.

SpecialK
06-07-2010, 07:46 PM
Clearwater Falls, Oregon.
53425

Whitehorse Falls, Oregon.
53426

Watson Falls, Oregon.
53518

Toketee Falls (Upper and Lower), Oregon.
53428

53519

kgosden
06-07-2010, 08:59 PM
Dang SpecialK, it's like you woke up from a coma with a posting obsession. I like the Watson Falls the best, but I would have cropped out the sky. It's too burnt out and takes away from the great color in the foreground.

SpecialK
06-07-2010, 09:37 PM
Dang SpecialK, it's like you woke up from a coma with a posting obsession.


Well, I had to PP about 900 shots, so I'm posting...



I like the Watson Falls the best, but I would have cropped out the sky. It's too burnt out and takes away from the great color in the foreground.

If you meant the last one, I might agree. Watson Falls would be hard to crop without losing the upper falls, though I guess I could take it to just above the water. (You can show me if you want)

kgosden
06-07-2010, 11:04 PM
Exactly, just lose 99% of the sky. The photo is really about the foreground anyway.

kgosden
06-07-2010, 11:09 PM
A pair from a few weeks ago in north Georgia. Upper and Lower Desoto Falls. Strangely, the upper falls does not feed the lower. Rather both feed into the same creek with the lower falls being south of the upper falls.
#1) Upper Desoto Falls
#2) Lower Desoto Falls

SpecialK
06-08-2010, 07:11 AM
Exactly, just lose 99% of the sky. The photo is really about the foreground anyway.

Right-O, I'll fix it.

Thanks.

-K

kgosden
06-21-2010, 10:42 PM
I really liked this big rock when I was taking the photos, but looking at it full screen and it became a little too dominant. I took a whole series of slightly different views still trying to find the best. This is a HDR composite of -0.7 to +1.3 bracketing. I cropped it a bit to move the rock lower in the frame.

danwiz
06-22-2010, 05:40 PM
Special K:
Those photos are especially significant for me as I lived at and worked at Toketee Falls Ranger Station way back in 1972. Thanks for the flashback.

SpecialK
06-22-2010, 05:53 PM
Special K:
Those photos are especially significant for me as I lived at and worked at Toketee Falls Ranger Station way back in 1972. Thanks for the flashback.

Glad to help:-)

-K

kgosden
09-06-2010, 10:53 PM
One of the many small falls along the trail to Raven Cliff Falls, GA.

TheWengler
09-07-2010, 02:47 AM
Special K - I like the Watson Falls shots best as well.

kgosden - Nice shot. I like how it splits at the base.

Here's one from Burney Falls
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/4967213782_f2f3219e07_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/4967213782/)
Burney Falls (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/4967213782/) by Lukas W (http://www.flickr.com/people/lswenger/), on Flickr

SmokeyCub
09-07-2010, 01:44 PM
I really liked this big rock when I was taking the photos, but looking at it full screen and it became a little too dominant. I took a whole series of slightly different views still trying to find the best. This is a HDR composite of -0.7 to +1.3 bracketing. I cropped it a bit to move the rock lower in the frame.

I think it looks amazing! Great job, I wish that was my background.

kgosden
09-07-2010, 03:53 PM
Thanks for the compliments Lukas and SmokeyCub.

Lukas, Burney Falls looks like a great spot in the middle of nowhere. The highlights in that shot seem a little hotter than your usual levels.

K1W1
09-10-2010, 02:48 AM
Waterfall feeding the lake at Nicholas Gardens, Sherbrooke.
Three image HDR.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/4975780405_537200b9bc_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/4975780405/)

K1W1
09-10-2010, 02:49 AM
And what goes into the lake must eventually come out somewhere.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4124/4976415196_1edf7d3a17_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/4976415196/)

kgosden
09-10-2010, 09:24 AM
Nice HDR K1W1, not at all artificial. Waterfalls are always tough in HDR since the water highlights tend to be at differing shutter speeds in each exposure. I have never tried using shutter priority for HDR since everyone recommends consistent aperture priority to maintain consistent DOF. Waterfalls might make a good case for changing modes. The waterfall HDR's I have done I usually end up blending in the water portion from one specific layer to get the look I want.

TheWengler
09-17-2010, 07:17 PM
One from a couple weeks ago at Lassen Volcanic NP
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/5000129160_5a1a59f987_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/5000129160/)
Kings Creek Falls (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/5000129160/) by Lukas W (http://www.flickr.com/people/lswenger/), on Flickr

TheWengler
10-12-2010, 06:04 PM
Here's one from back in January. Hopefully once the winter storms start up I can make another trip out to this spot.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/5076293245_73100a1031_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/5076293245/)Cataract Falls (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/5076293245/) by Lukas W (http://www.flickr.com/people/lswenger/), on Flickr

TheWengler
10-19-2010, 12:24 AM
Kind of a tricky exposure, but I managed to get it all in there
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/5091771635_4482878df2_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/5091771635/)
Lundy Canyon Falls (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/5091771635/) by Lukas W (http://www.flickr.com/people/lswenger/), on Flickr

kgosden
10-19-2010, 07:26 AM
Lukas,

Love the colors in the plants. To my eye it would be better if the lower right water was not as white, it draws me away from the details. But not much you can do about how the water wants to flow. Maybe a small dam outside the frame to slow it down ;)

TheWengler
10-19-2010, 10:34 AM
Lukas,

Love the colors in the plants. To my eye it would be better if the lower right water was not as white, it draws me away from the details. But not much you can do about how the water wants to flow. Maybe a small dam outside the frame to slow it down ;)

Thanks. I see what you mean. There's another drop off in the waterfall to the right.

kgosden
10-19-2010, 01:54 PM
Lukas, I think this is a case where I cannot decide if the picture is about the water or the wonderful scenery behind it. There was an interesting article over at the Luminous Landscape Photographing Waterfalls (http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/waterfalls.shtml) that discusses inclusion and exclusion when photographing them.

TheWengler
10-19-2010, 07:55 PM
Lukas, I think this is a case where I cannot decide if the picture is about the water or the wonderful scenery behind it. There was an interesting article over at the Luminous Landscape Photographing Waterfalls (http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/waterfalls.shtml) that discusses inclusion and exclusion when photographing them.

Well I took the picture because of the waterfall, but I decided to include more of the scenery in the image as well since the sky was nice enough and most of the fall color was farther away. The fall colors were my main reason for making the trip so I included some bit of the aspens in most of my images.

I appreciate your take on the image. I do agree that often photography is often about what isn't in the image. I mean, you can't really take a picture w/o excluding something, but I think doing one thing all the time isn't really the right approach. This time I decided on more, but I have other pictures of the waterfalls w/ less.

kgosden
10-19-2010, 10:29 PM
Lukas,

The color is what drew me initially as well. A great exposure as usual. I see you used a GND. Hard or soft?

TheWengler
10-20-2010, 12:20 AM
Lukas,

The color is what drew me initially as well. A great exposure as usual. I see you used a GND. Hard or soft?

I'm pretty sure it was a soft filter. With the wide angle and the uneven horizon I was using a soft edge filter most of the day. Not sure of the strength I was using for this one.

TheWengler
10-21-2010, 10:13 PM
Another one from my trip to the Eastern Sierras
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/5103319158_cca2e31a94_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/5103319158/)
Rainbow Falls (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/5103319158/) by Lukas W (http://www.flickr.com/people/lswenger/), on Flickr

kgosden
10-24-2010, 10:11 PM
Big Laurel Falls in North Carolina. I was hoping there would be more leaves on the trees than on the ground. Sure wish I had a T/S lens for these sloping shots. Maybe I will find something better in the next day or two, but rain is heading our way tonight...

kgosden
10-27-2010, 09:55 AM
A small cascade on the Middle Prong in the Smoky Mountains.

kgosden
10-28-2010, 11:34 PM
Two views of Spruce Flats Falls (GSMNP). I cannot decide which I prefer. The first is as much about the leaves and Autumn as it is a picture of the falls. The second is more about the falls.

TheWengler
10-29-2010, 01:41 AM
Two views of Spruce Flats Falls (GSMNP). I cannot decide which I prefer. The first is as much about the leaves and Autumn as it is a picture of the falls. The second is more about the falls.

Nice shots. Not sure which I like better either. They both have nice foregrounds, but the second one is a cleaner composition. I do like the fallen leaves in the foreground of the first one, but I don't like the branch going in front of the waterfall.

kgosden
10-29-2010, 08:49 AM
Lukas,

I had a lot of 'branch' challenges on my waterfall hikes this weekend. I have found that the park service really frowns on hacking them off. Plus I have yet to find a good photo backpack with a chainsaw compartment :)

TheWengler
11-24-2010, 01:55 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/5204919388_3b0c7f7631_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/5204919388/)
Lundy Canyon Falls (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/5204919388/) by Lukas W (http://www.flickr.com/people/lswenger/), on Flickr

TheWengler
01-12-2011, 12:16 PM
Now that it's winter the Bay Area waterfalls will finally be flowing again. Here's one from the weekend

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5008/5337208462_781c8305ee_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/5337208462/)
Cataract Falls (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/5337208462/) by Lukas W (http://www.flickr.com/people/lswenger/), on Flickr

TheWengler
09-09-2011, 12:16 PM
Been a while for this thread

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6187/6130848314_42bd24e76a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/6130848314/)
Small Slice of Mossbrae (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/6130848314/) by Lukas W (http://www.flickr.com/people/lswenger/), on Flickr

Phill D
09-09-2011, 02:06 PM
Lukas I don't know how you do it but you always seem to be able to pull of a superb shot of pretty much everything you take. That waterfall is beautiful and so different. Must be because you shoot Canon...;) ah but you used to shoot Pentax...:confused: damm it must be skill :D. Keep it up it must be time you did another book.

TheWengler
09-09-2011, 03:49 PM
Lukas I don't know how you do it but you always seem to be able to pull of a superb shot of pretty much everything you take. That waterfall is beautiful and so different. Must be because you shoot Canon...;) ah but you used to shoot Pentax...:confused: damm it must be skill :D. Keep it up it must be time you did another book.

Haha, thanks Phill. Well I go to a lot of pretty places and I only reveal the good pictures. I did do another book recently. Kind of a portfolio of my best landscapes taken with the K100D.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-10-2011, 01:13 AM
This one is really special Lukas, even compared to your awesome standard



http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5008/5337208462_781c8305ee_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/5337208462/)
Cataract Falls (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswenger/5337208462/) by Lukas W (http://www.flickr.com/people/lswenger/), on Flickr

Phill D
09-10-2011, 03:05 AM
Lukas just had a quick look at you website to see if there was a link to your other book but couldn't find one. The site looks great by the way, nice and simple with some super shots, very nicely done. You really ought to think about an exhibition somewhere I'm sure you'd sell some pictures.

TheWengler
09-10-2011, 02:43 PM
This one is really special Lukas, even compared to your awesome standard

Thanks DPR! I love how green that area is.


Lukas just had a quick look at you website to see if there was a link to your other book but couldn't find one. The site looks great by the way, nice and simple with some super shots, very nicely done. You really ought to think about an exhibition somewhere I'm sure you'd sell some pictures.

Thanks! The book is not on the site. It's more of a portfolio just for myself and my bookshelf. I'll PM you a link if you'd like to see it. I do a few art shows a year.

Phill D
09-11-2011, 12:37 AM
Lukas PM'd you back. Thanks it was nice to flick through the preview. Yes at that price I can see why you'd say it was just for your bookshelf. Do you make any money on the art shows? if so any tips? Not that I was thinking of trying anything but a friend of mine on another forum whose work I feel is also very good has tried a couple of local events and not had much success so far.

TheWengler
09-11-2011, 01:56 AM
It's been pretty hit and miss for me so far. I don't have any advice at this point as I don't really have it figured out myself yet.

K1W1
10-02-2011, 01:56 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6127/6202618219_41d7610598_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6202618219/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6174/6203132938_43d78e54c1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6203132938/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6016/6203134226_0aba34d246_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6203134226/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6128/6202622045_8d3655075e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6202622045/)

kgosden
10-16-2011, 10:57 PM
Rainbow Falls, Gorges State Park North Carolina, this past weekend.

danwiz
10-17-2011, 05:00 PM
Beautiful shot kgosden, but too bad it wasn't a sunny day - would have been even more spectacular!

TheWengler
10-17-2011, 06:43 PM
Rainbow Falls, Gorges State Park North Carolina, this past weekend.

Beautiful shot! Love those fall colors.



Beautiful shot kgosden, but too bad it wasn't a sunny day - would have been even more spectacular!

The sun would have made it more difficult to photograph

kgosden
10-17-2011, 11:15 PM
It was actually a sunny day, but about an hour or so before sunset in a deep gorge. The falls were on the shady side of the ridge.

kgosden
10-17-2011, 11:17 PM
White Owl Falls, NC

kgosden
04-22-2012, 09:19 PM
I decided to fly in a bit early for a trip to West Virginia. I have been wanting to visit Blackwater Falls State Park for a while. It is only 70 miles from where I was heading for work tomorrow. That 70 miles is crow flying driving was closer to 200 round trip. It rained all day, but I got lucky when I finally arrived that there was only a light mist and 40 degrees. The rhododendrons are probably a few weeks from flowering; can't win them all. I only had time to hike around the Shay Run and Elakala Falls. The second shot is handheld leaning over the creek.

tim11
04-23-2012, 06:01 PM
Wow! That's beautiful kgosden.
I like that first one in your second post (P4229530_post.jpg) very much. It gives me some sort of soothing effect to my soul!

kgosden
04-24-2012, 11:29 AM
Thanks, Tim. The stream makes a good drop of 2-300 feet in less than a half a mile. Lots of medium sized falls.

Phill D
04-25-2012, 02:52 PM
I like that first one too. The mix of milky falls with the foreground swirls is great.

kgosden
04-25-2012, 11:20 PM
Thanks Phill. Even with the heavy clouds I had to use my ND4 and polarizer to cut the light to get the exposure time long enough to show the swirling patterns. Guess I need to buy one of those really strong ND8 or 16's I am seeing advertised. They get pricey in a 72mm size.

kgosden
06-20-2012, 11:39 PM
One reason for the weekend waterfall trek was to play with my new ND16 filter. The ND4 and polarizer was not always enough on bright days even in the woods. Too bad the three falls I visited were tightly enclosed by trees and shrubs. Only one was reasonably photographic. That was Panther Falls shown here which has a total drop of about 100 feet.

TheWengler
06-21-2012, 04:54 PM
This waterfall looks pretty cool. I bet it'd shine with a bit more water. I've never found a need for ND filters when shooting waterfalls in the woods. On overcast days when the light isn't so harsh the trees block enough of the light for me.

tim11
06-21-2012, 09:28 PM
kgosden,
That's great shot.

kgosden
06-21-2012, 10:08 PM
Lukas,

Down here in Georgia it can still be pretty bright even when overcast. Water volume was probably about as high as it gets on these unless it is during an actually downpour. The mountain streams are usually on some very small watersheds. This particular falls is probably within 300 vertical feet of the ridge line peak it feeds from. And we do not have Summer snow melt so everything is dependent on rainfall over the past 2-4 weeks for flow.

DiamondSCattleCo
06-24-2012, 11:28 AM
I usually stick to the Nikon forum, but it looks like I need to start looking through the rest of the site. Staggering waterfall pics, kgosden, absolutely incredible.

kgosden
08-11-2012, 12:52 AM
A quickie from today's hike near Sitka before I go off the grid for a week or so.

raven15
08-12-2012, 10:09 PM
I sorta like it. Off the grid is the best place to be.

D70FAN
08-14-2012, 06:10 PM
Nice shot Ken. Fairly steady for 1/30 s (handheld?). Tough exposure (done well).

D70FAN
08-14-2012, 06:12 PM
One reason for the weekend waterfall trek was to play with my new ND16 filter. The ND4 and polarizer was not always enough on bright days even in the woods. Too bad the three falls I visited were tightly enclosed by trees and shrubs. Only one was reasonably photographic. That was Panther Falls shown here which has a total drop of about 100 feet.

Very nice!

kgosden
08-17-2012, 08:07 PM
Not handheld. I did bring along my travel sized Vanguard, it won't hold the big zooms, but is fine for the 12-60.

Phill D
08-18-2012, 12:54 AM
I actually thought that panther waterfall shot was really small. I was very suprised when you said it was 100ft. It's a really nice shot.

Steve_W_1962
09-12-2012, 01:35 PM
Not been on here for quite a while so I thought I'd come and have a nose around. Found this thread and decided to try and post some of my waterfall shots, taken earlier this summer at Lumsdale Valley in Derbyshire

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kgosden
09-12-2012, 06:00 PM
Steve,

Looks like some nice locations. I like the first and third ones best.

raven15
09-13-2012, 09:27 PM
Those are very good. I agree the first and third are best, but I think the 2nd might have potential if the camera is pointed a little farther left and possibly placed more toward the center of the stream.

Steve_W_1962
09-14-2012, 06:36 AM
Thanks for the comments :). It's a lovely location, only about 30 minutes drive from home, and I will be going there again when the leaves are falling and colours changing, will take my wellies next time so that I can try some different places to shoot from

kgosden
09-14-2012, 09:14 AM
Steve,

It definitely looks like a great Autumn location. And water friendly shoes and gear will be nice. Hope for a good overcast day to help keep the highlights under control.

Phill D
09-14-2012, 02:25 PM
Hi Steve, they are lovely shots . It looks like quite a hidden spot. Lumsdale Valley is somewhere I've not heard of so will definitely have to google it. Have you settled in with the new kit now?

Steve_W_1962
09-14-2012, 03:23 PM
Thanks Phill :). Lumsdale is a stunning location which I had driven past many times without knowing. I found some pictures of it on the internet one evening and decided to go and have a look. It's so peaceful and somewhere where I could easily spend several hours just wandering back & forth looking for different locations to take photo's from. Can't wait to go back and take some more shots!!

raven15
09-05-2013, 08:32 PM
I like this fall. Too bad I think flowers never grow around it. I might try for better light and higher flow next spring.

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kgosden
09-06-2013, 12:04 AM
Interesting falls over that tree. Probably won't last forever.

K1W1
04-06-2014, 11:43 PM
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3830/13639105234_0d5212964e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mMeYNN)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7269/13639111004_2d9eb0ef00_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mMf1wh)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/13638779415_da8d06b1a1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mMdiXe)

Wish I could afford one on them big heavy expensive full frame DSLR cameras that take good landscape shots. :D

D70FAN
04-07-2014, 11:07 AM
Nope I won't say it...

Very nice shots Rich. We wish you had a big, heavy, expensive, full frame camera too. JK. Always a pleasure to view your frames.

... OK I said it.

kgosden
04-07-2014, 12:23 PM
The second one seems to have a graininess to it, more than I would expect at ISO 400.

K1W1
04-07-2014, 03:07 PM
The second one seems to have a graininess to it, more than I would expect at ISO 400.

It is a five shot HDR and yes I deliberately played a little with the colours because that is what you do in HDR. :D

I do find that Nik HDR Efex does seem to add quite a bit of grain or noise to images. If I am serious about them I then use noise reduction after the HDR process but in this case I didn't bother.

K1W1
05-18-2014, 04:10 AM
Got a bit close. This is the picture with the least amount of water in the lens.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5078/14024812060_8c1fdc9794_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nnjQ1u)

and black and white just to show that I am not biased

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5494/14024772578_2ff8542e74_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nnjCgL)

kgosden
06-09-2014, 10:12 PM
Went for a hike through the poison ivy to find Bearden Falls. At about 200 feet high it is one of the taller falls in Georgia. I had not been to this one before. Next year I have to try and catch it when the mountain laural is blooming.

Foster888
08-15-2014, 12:54 AM
Wow!so beautiful. Jumps real hard to get closer to it. The display you present for us is inspiring and very professional. Like it.

Phill D
08-15-2014, 02:06 PM
Some lovely waterfall shots lately guys, nicely done.